Radical has confirmed that its
road car has cleared another hurdle on its route to road car acceptability after sailing through its front-end crash test. This took place last week at Millbrook and, says Radical, demonstrates the effectiveness of the energy absorbing honeycomb aluminium crash structure built into the front of the car.
Crashbox did its job in the 30mph impact
In a roundabout way this means the RXC can be homologated back into a race car and take part in events like the MSA British Endurance Championship, VLN and Nurburgring 24-hour. It may seem odd that a car that looks like it drove straight off the race track actually needs to be made road legal before it can then compete on the race track but such is the nature of red tape and homologation rules.
What competitors with more conventional road-derived race cars will make of it when they line up against the RXC on the grid is another matter but it's a neat trick and one that promises some interesting racing further down the line.
Bona fide and certified for the road, Radical is now shaking down the car on street and circuits around the world, test drivers including Le Mans winner (and occasional PH chauffeur) Andy Wallace and Radical co-founder Phil Abbott.
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